Acting Assistant Surgeon John H. Mooers

Dr. JH Mooers

Civil and Indian Wars

US Army
Medical Department
Born: 1827, Clinton Co, New York
Civil War service 1861 - 1865, 16th & 118th NY Volunteers
Contracted August 29, 1868 for service with the Forsyth Scouts
Died September 20, 1868 in battle at Beecher's Island, Colorado Territory
Buried on the battlefield, remains not recovered. Memorial Marker at Beecher Island.
Memorial Marker in Riverside Cemetery, Platsburgh, NY.

Transcription of Tombstone in
Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburgh, New York

John Henry Mooers, M.D.
Son of Benj. & Mary P. Mooers,
Born: Nov. 27th 1827,
Died: Sept. 20th 1868.
He was killed by Indians on the Western Plains,
while acting as Surgeon in the army of the United States.

Helen M. Boynton Mooers

Leavenworth Times September 29, 1868

Dr. John H. Mooers, whose death is announced by our special dispatch, had lived at Hays City about one year and was a physician and druggist. He belonged in Plattsburg, N.Y. where he leaves a widow and one child. Eilas Woodruff, Esq., of this city, is a brother-in-law of the deceased.

Dr. Mooers acted as surgeon during the war, serving four years. In Northern New York he stood very high in his profession. He was a cultivated and genial gentleman had had hosts of friends.

He received a fatal shot while dressing the wounds of Col. Forsyth.

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